Nov 11, 2019

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President Donald Trump said on Monday he will be meeting with vaping industry officials as well as medical and political officials to discuss vaping and e-cigarettes, amid a nationwide outbreak of injuries and deaths linked to the products.

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the White House would probably release a transcript of a second call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday.

This week will mark a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency, as the Democratic-led impeachment probe goes public with televised hearings into allegations about Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Prominent U.S. Representative Peter King on Monday said he will not seek re-election next year and will retire from Congress after his current term expires, marking the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave Congress.

Ukraine expects the United States to maintain or even increase military aid to Kiev next year despite the issue being part of a political battle in Washington over the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk told Reuters.

Looting, fighting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales' resignation ended his 14-year rule and created a power vacuum following weeks of violent protests.

Hong Kong police shot and critically wounded a protester and a man was set on fire on Monday in violence that prompted leader Carrie Lam to denounce "enemies of the people" and drew a chilling warning from a senior Chinese newspaper editor.

Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz crossed the $30 billion mark at 4:31 p.m. (0831 GMT), putting the event on track to set a record in its 11th year.

Turkey said on Monday it had deported two captives from Islamic State -- a German and an American -- beginning a program to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria.

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Fourteen-term New York Republican Rep. Pete King won't seek reelection, he announced Monday in an early-morning Facebook post. King joins a growing number of Republicans and a handful of Democrats who plan to leave after next year.

Iran began pouring concrete Sunday for a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant, a facility Tehran points to as its reason to break the enrichment limit set by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

An Iranian beauty queen sought by Tehran on criminal charges has been granted political asylum in the Philippines, an official said Friday, ending a three-week standoff at Manila airport.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the Syrian presidential election in 2021 would be open to anybody who wants to run and that there would be numerous challengers for the presidency.

Seventeen men, including two Disney workers and a former middle school principal, have been arrested in a month-long child porn investigation in central Florida, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Saudi Arabia granted 73 foreigners "premium" residency under a new program to attract overseas investment by enabling selected people to buy property and do business without a Saudi sponsor.

Over 10,000 people turned out north of Paris on Sunday for a march against Islamophobia that drew criticism from both the government and the far right.

The Iranian navy added a brand new, domestically-made stealth destroyer to its fleet on Saturday, Reuters reports, deploying the warship and its purported radar-evading systems to join rest of the country's regular navy at the mouth of the strategically-crucial Strait of Hormuz in yet another challenge to the U.S. Navy.

Iran has discovered a massive new oil field, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, a find that would boost its proven reserves by about a third, in a rare piece of "good news" for an economy battered by U.S. sanctions.

On Thursday evening, Japan's Emperor Naruhito will dress in pure white robes and be ushered into a dark wooden hall for his last major enthronement rite: spending the night with a goddess. Centered on Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe the emperor has descended, the "Daijosai" is the most overtly religious ceremony of the emperor's accession rituals after his father Akihito's abdication. Scholars and the government say it consists of a feast, rather than, as has been persistently rumored, conjugal relations with the goddess.

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A US financial regulator has opened an investigation into claims Apple's credit card offered different credit limits for men and women.

Two Australian states have declared a state of emergency as bushfires bring a "catastrophic" threat to heavily populated areas of the nation's east.

Zimbabwe's central bank failed to introduce new bank notes as expected on Monday. It had announced that it would roll out the two and five Zimbabwe dollar notes and coins, the first real currency notes in 10 years. They were expected to deal with the cash shortage.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's Singles' Day shopping frenzy broke records in its 11th year. The world's biggest online shopping event raked in more than $30.8bnin sales in 16.5 hours.

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Research team observed an association between increased screen time among 3-5 year olds and lower expressive language, thought processing, and literacy test scores.

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